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How to Make Whipped Cream

Learn how to Make Whipped Cream perfectly every time for all of your baking desserts including my two ingredient No Machine Homemade Ice Cream!
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Hi Bold Bakers!

Whipping cream seems like a little bit of a no brainer right? Put cream in a bowl and whip with a whisk until it is thick.

However, it seems to be one thing that the Bold Baking Community struggles with and for good reason. In every country, cream is different. It comes in different forms and is called different things.

There is whipping cream, single cream, heavy cream and so on. It is a bit over whelming to be honest and you want to make use you buy the right cream because it is an expensive ingredients and you don’t want to mess it up.

Do you have trouble making my No Machine Ice Cream? I hear a lot that when trying to whip cream for my ice cream that it over whips. The only way to stop this from happening is to teach you what you need to look for as you are whipping. By knowing just by looking at the cream is a skill you can easily learn. Watch the video below where I show you where to stop and how not to over whip cream.

Here are a few countries where I know which cream works best for whipping: 

  • UK: Whipping Cream
  • Netherlands: Slagroom
  • Philippines: Whipped cream or heavy cream

How to Whip Cream Successfully:

1. Use cold cream – Cream has to be cold to whip. If it is not cold from the fridge it is very hard to get it to whip to stiff peaks.

2. Chill your bowl – If you live in a particularly warm or humid climate, chill your bowl in the fridge. This will help the cream to stay cold while whipping.

3. Under whip rather than over whip – If you are making my 2 Ingredient No Machine Ice Cream  and are worried if you have whipped it too much, then stop whipping. It’s better to under whip then over whip. Over whipping cream can separate and make butter.

4. Keep a close eye – Never walk away from a machine while cream is whipping or you will make butter. Once it eventually starts to thicken it will thicken quite fast.

5. Watch my How To Video – This will show you what you should be looking for when whipping cream and also when you should stop whipping.

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Anirudh
Anirudh
3 years ago

Hey Gemma, I’m a big fan of your recipes and channel. I’m from India and since finding heavy cream is so hard here, I wanted you to add a personal discovery of mine to the country recommendations. I’ve used Milky Mist Cream for all recipes that need heavy/whipping cream eg. Marscapone, Homemade ice cream etc. Please add it and recommend it for all Indians.

Sharon
Sharon
2 years ago

Hi Gemma, can you also tell us how to make a heavy whipped cream out of nestle cream, is it possible? As heavy whipped cream is not available on most of the stores.

Tristha
Tristha
2 years ago

Hi again Gemma.
So, can I use non-dairy whipping creams for making whipped cream ? Will it whip well?
Will always be waiting for your reply. 😃
Thanks again.

Bushra
Bushra
2 years ago

For UAE pls tell which cream will be best

Mary Ann
Mary Ann
3 months ago

Hi Gemma, I’m a big fan of yours. I’m from the Philippines. Can I use this heavy whipped cream for cheesecakes? Thank you.

nicky
nicky
10 months ago

Hi Gemma. can i use this recipie for your cheese cake recipies?

Muna Mihammed
Muna Mihammed
11 months ago

Goid morning Gemma. I love using your recipes. I live in Saudi Arabia and cannot find heavy whipping cream here. Just saw a listing and we have Almarai fresh cream here. Can I use that?

Nandana
Nandana
1 year ago

Hi gemma
I love your recipes!!!
I made the ice cream and the perfect brownie and it turned out amazing!!!
I had a small doubt..
I want to frost my cake with whipped cream frosting..It will be a simple cake with rosettes.
Will this recipe work for that?
I actually used buttercream to frost my cakes so far and i wanted to try whipped cream.
Also if we need to stabilize it, can u tell me a substitute for mascarpone cheese plssss.
Love you😍😍

lianne
lianne
1 year ago

do we not need sugar

Zahrah Alibhai
Zahrah Alibhai
1 year ago

Hi Gemma I’m a huge fan love all your recipes, can I use the home made whipped cream for Oreo cheese cake

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Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.

 

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